Discount Health Plan Provider Hit With FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 7:25 PM EST) -- A former AmeriPlan Corp. employee has filed a putative collective action alleging the discount medical plan organization misclassified provider relations representatives as independent contractors and bilked them of overtime.

Lenore Smith filed suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

According to the suit, Smith worked as a provider relations representative, a position that involved inspecting the offices of AmeriPlan providers for compliance with company standards and recruiting providers to join the organization.

Provider relations representatives earned flat fees for each...
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